Our Vision:  In Christ – United in faith, love and service

Welcome to our faith family! Whether you are an inquirer, a visitor, a new member, or an established member of the St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church community here on Hilton Head Island, we are here to serve you.

In keeping with the spirit of our Mission statement, “to build a Catholic Community that makes present the Gospel of Christ through worship, discipleship and evangelization,” our parish offers participation in Small Church Communities (SCCs) and over 50 active and vibrant ministries and organizations that serve both the parish family and the surrounding community (see the links in the drop-down menus at the top of the page). It is our hope that this web site helps you to become a more active member of our parish, and keeps you better informed of our mission, activities, and needs.

We hope you will feel at home at St. Francis and will share your faith experience and talents with your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. By worshiping and working together, may we more perfectly reflect the glory of God and help bring about His Kingdom.

Have you signed up yet for the Lowcountry Community Dinner for Catholic Education? The annual event, held this year in honor of Reverend Monsignor Martin Laughlin, will be at JPII on Thursday, August 31 @ 6pm.
Signup here

Fountain in front of St. Francis statue

Fountain in front of St. Francis statue at church entrance

Rose Window - NarthexWelcome Home Program

If you’ve been away from the Catholic Church for awhile, know that you are missed.  Through baptism the Church belongs to you, and you belong to the Church – always. Believing in Christ, we never give up hope that we will all be united and reconciled in God’s time.

St Francis by the Sea is a welcoming people, a community you can turn to.  We are respectful of everyone’s desire to return home to our faith community, regardless of the circumstances.

At various times each year we host a program that provides time and space to explore the Catholic faith afresh without pressures or anxieties.  Outreach by our Welcome Home Ministry is currently underway.  To learn more about the upcoming program for inactive Catholics, contact Ron Angner at 843-686-6037 or email angnerron@gmail.com.  Welcome Home!